Johnny Drum 15
Added on Sunday, Sep 14, 2008 at 09:28 AM
  Bottler: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd.
  Age: 15 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 50.50 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $50 Availability: Specialty Stores
Kentucky Bourbon Distillers does not actually distill any whiskey, they purchase bulk whiskey (typically from Heaven Hill) and bottle it under various labels.   Their bottling operation is located in the former Willett Distillery.  According to Jim Murray's "The Whisky Guide" (1997), however, this bourbon was actually distilled at the Willett Distillery before it closed in the early 80's.   That may have been true in 1997, but if it is still being bottled, the whiskey inside is surely now being sourced from elsewhere.
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Very unique, like sugared rice candy or some sort of floured pastry.
P: Odd, slightly bitter, coffee.
F: Finishes hot.
Interesting and complex, but the overall taste just isn't something that's gonna bring me back for more. 
Nose is promising, with maple, slight cinnamon, and plastic-polymer hints.  Palate is pretty rich, mouth-filling and deep, and rather bitter.  Finish is long and bitter.  It's a deep and rich bourbon, yet could still use more character given what's already here.  Upon the reveal, and discovering that the label says "Every drop charcoal filtered," I wonder -- what did they filter out? 
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